A beautiful mid 20th century French naif oil on canvas depicting a man fishing on a riverbank by André Bouquet. The artist featured in Anatole Jakovsky's ''Peintres Naifs'' which is known as the bible of 20th century naif painters.
The work is signed lower left and presented in it's original painted and gilded reverse profile gallery frame.
Artist: André Bouquet (French, 1897-1987)
Title: Fisherman on a River Bank
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 19 x 24.5 inches (48 x 62 cm) including the frame
André Bouquet was a butcher by trade, who had his stall in open air markets. In order to have more time to paint, however, he became a factory cook and later a foreman in the same factory.
He lived only for his painting, which once he stopped working he did every day of the week, including Sundays. He is a sensitive and delicate artist, especially when depicting Parisian suburbs, of which he has caught the atmosphere remarkably. He also painted numerous snow landscapes.
Source: Anatole Jakovsky - Peintres Naifs - Paris 1956